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Alternative Data Provider Quandl Focuses On Exhaust Data, For Now

03/22/2018
Since expanding into the alternative data space in 2016, Toronto-based Quandl has decided its alternative data sweet spot is working with companies to market data produced as a by-product of ...
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Academic Study Shows Differing Buy-Side Use Of SEC Data

03/22/2018
A flawed working paper which attempts to show that hedge funds accessing SEC filings posted superior returns nevertheless yields insights into how the buy-side leverages electronic filings. A study titled “Do Hedge ...
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Auerbach Grayson Adds Mirabaud To International Network

03/21/2018
US broker Auerbach Grayson & Co., which pioneered the partnership approach to international expansion, announced that Geneva-based Mirabaud Securities has agreed to join its US distribution network. Mirabaud, which was ...
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Jefferies Reports Tepid First Quarter Equities Results

03/21/2018
Jefferies Group LLC, the investment-banking unit of Leucadia National Corp which reports earlier than its rivals, garnered $155.8 million in equities revenues for the first quarter 2018 period ending February ...
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Sustainalytics Absorbs Indian ESG Researcher

03/20/2018
Leading ESG research firm Sustainalytics has purchased selected assets from Bangalore-based Solaron Sustainability Services to expand its emerging markets coverage. Sustainalytics will employ twenty-six of Solaron’s current staff, including emerging ...
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Alternative Data Firm Neudata Launches Use-Case Service

03/20/2018
UK-based Neudata Limited, which specializes in identifying alternative data sources, released a supplementary product designed to illustrate investment applications for 22 varieties of alternative data.  The new service is an ...
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Institutional Quality Cryptocurrency Research Firm Launched

03/19/2018
With the growth in retail and institutional interest in cryptocurrencies, a number of newsletters and websites have sprung up to meet investors’ need for news and basic information on this ...
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Citi Was Top Conference Sponsor in Q4 2017

03/19/2018
Citigroup was the leading sponsor of investment conferences in the fourth quarter of 2017, hosting over thirty conferences, according to investor relations platform provider Virtua.  New York was by far ...
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Alternative Data Geopolitical Researcher Predata Hires New CEO As Staffing Grows

03/16/2018
Predata, an alternative data research firm that uses social media to predict macro trading signals, plans to diversify into the government sector as it hired a new CEO.   The firm ...
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Alternative Data Will Benefit Few, According To Oliver Wyman & Morgan Stanley Research

03/16/2018
The near-term impact of alternative data and artificial intelligence (AI) on the investment function is over-estimated and will be a source of real alpha for only a few firms, consulting ...
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